Syria Violates U.S.-Russia Buffer Zone Deal in Golan Heights

(Israel Hayom) Prof. Eyal Zisser - Last week, Syrian regime forces, led by Hizbullah fighters and an Iranian Revolutionary Guard contingent, conquered considerable swathes of the Syrian Golan Heights in a precursor to what will likely happen all along the Israeli-Syrian border. The Syrian campaign to retake the Golan Heights sector is a violation of the understandings reached by the U.S. and Russia just a month ago, which focused on establishing a buffer zone and promised relative protection and immunity for the rebel groups. Moscow has no compunction signing a deal and the next day violating or simply ignoring it. The writer, vice rector at Tel Aviv University, is former director of its Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.

2018-01-04 00:00:00

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